A new bill has been introduced into the US House of Representatives that calls for a required ICD-10 transition period following the code set’s implementation on October 1.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced yesterday that it will be pushing out the deadline to apply for voluntary ICD-10 testing until January 21.
More healthcare executives recognize the long-term benefits of using ICD-10-CM/PCS than a year ago, according to a new eHealth Initiative (eHI)/AHIMA survey, and plan to use the code set for quality improvement and performance measurement once it is implemented.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that its week of ICD-10 acknowledgement testing this past March was a success. During this test week, testers submitted more than 127,000 claims with ICD-10 codes to the Medicare fee-for-service claims systems and received electronic acknowledgements confirming that their claims were accepted.